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Medicaid Family Planning Expansions and Related Preventive Care

Archived Abstract of Former PSC Researcher

Wherry, Laura. 2013. "Medicaid Family Planning Expansions and Related Preventive Care." American Journal of Public Health, 103(9): 1577-1578.

I examined the impact of state expansions in eligibility for Medicaid family planning services on the utilization of Papanicolaou (Pap) tests, clinical breast examinations, HIV testing, and routine doctor check-ups among women aged 21 to 44 years using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (1993-2009). Using a natural experiment approach, I found significant increases in Pap tests and clinical breast examinations among women eligible for services under the expansions but no significant change in HIV testing or routine doctor check-ups.

DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301266 (Full Text)

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